Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Newton Stewart
NX 40965 65412
240965, 565412


William Burn, architect. 1838. Cruciform gothic church with tower to S gable. Bull-faced walling with contrasting polished cream sandstone margins and angles and buttresses.

2-bay nave with projecting single bay transepts, single bay chancel. Pointed-arch portals with nook shafts to tower, basket-arched to transepts. All double-leaf panelled doors. All windows pointed-arch with hoodmoulds, tripartite to transepts, otherwise single light with iron-framed hexagonal-paned glazing. Tower stepped in 3 stages; portal to ground, louvered traceried lights to 1st, clock face to 2nd with parapet over, pinnacles rise from buttresses, tall facetted ashlar spire rises from parapet with 2 levels of lucarnes.

Skews to gable ends, slate roofs. To rear, mission hall added in 1881, in plainer gothic style, same materials as church and with flat-roofed extension. 3 light windows to gable ends.

Interior: very fine and well preserved interior, galleries to 3 sides supported on cast-iron columns. Carved pulpit, communion table and reredos all original. Open timber trussed ceiling.

Low coped polished granite boundary walls cast-iron railings and gates. Pair of square polished granite gatepiers supporting oversize cast-iron lampbrackets.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Important and largely original interior. Re-slated 1992. It replaced an earlier church in the burgh built in 1777.




About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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